Cuppa and cake cash will help polio fight
Kind Rotary members held a coffee morning in aid of making polio history.
Alloway Rotary Club welcomed residents to their Crocus Coffee Celebration on Saturday, March 3, raising funds and awareness of their end- polionow campaign.
Club members anticipated the blooming of thousands of purple crocuses which were planted back in 2016 next to Murdoch’s Loan near Alloway Church and the Burns Museum.
This was part of a nationwide effort to brighten up local areas and specifically to draw attention to the highly successful Purple 4 Polio campaign to eradicate polio from the world.
The planting was carried out with the help of South Ayrshire Council’s parks and recreation department and the colour represents the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.
Members and friends joined together at Alloway Church Hall and donated £ 2.50 for a cuppa and refreshments with all proceeds going towards the Purple 4 Polio campaign.
The total amount raised was kindly tripled by the Gates Foundation, bringing funds to a whopping £ 1143.
Sweet treats President Esther Gordon, front centre, with some of her fellow Rotarians 030318rotary_ 01
Catching up From font left Christina Lingen, Nancy MacKenzie and Nancy Jackson wtih back left Craig Wilson and Harry Jackson 030318rotary_ 03
All smiles ( from L- R) April Harper, Enid Gray and Margaret Gray 030318rotary_ 02
Helpers From left Peter Christy, Davies Brock, Joy Rivett, Bill Campbell, Alistair Morrison and Hilary 030318rotary_ 06
Support From left Lynne McHarg, Nan Mackie, Elma Stevenson, Mary Clydesdale and Liz Campbell 030318rotary_ 05